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Materials Integration and Processing of Nonlinear Tunable Thin Films with…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73859
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-026-0094
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AGILE RF, INC.
93 Castilian Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Materials Integration and Processing of Nonlinear Tunable Thin Films with Affordable Large Area Substrates to Promote Microwave Frequency (Ka band) Wafer Phased Array Antennas
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-06-C-0020
Award Amount: $69,711.00
 

Abstract:

Agile has successfully demonstrated the ability to design and manufacture high performance, voltage controllable analog millimeter wave phase shifters for use in phased array antennas using the ferroelectric material, Barium Strontium Titanate (BST) in thin film form. Agile has also performed pioneering work in the design and manufacture of phased array monolithic antennas manufactured on a single substrate. This work was performed for a commercial application, automotive anti-collision radar conformally mounted on the bumpers, but is ideally suited for the manufacture of cost-effective and scalable conformal antennas. Agile is proposing to develop a Ka band 2-D electronically scanned antennas on a single wafer containing the phase shifters, feed network and antenna radiating elements utilizing our BST technology and industry standard semiconductor manufacturing techniques. Our current substrate is 4" in diameter and less than 500 microns thick. These integrated antennas can be manufactured at a low cost. The Phase I proposal will focus on extending our work from the automotive radar effort and performing high fidelity EM simulations and produce a mask design for a 2-D monolithic scanning antenna. Phase II will involve the actual manufacture of the antenna designed in Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Roger Forse
Senior RF Engineer, Group Leader
8059685159
rforse@agilematerials.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Watson
VP of Sales
8059685159
twatson@agilematerials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILE MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
93 Castilian Drive Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 770515511
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No